Got everything put back together and pressed the power button.Got what I was hoping for, a startup chime and the display showed a folder with a question mark in it.
Partition 3 was used to install 10.7 and then apply combo update 10.7.4.
This partition was then used to create a disk image that would then be cloned onto the mini's hard drive without the platformsupport.plist or any user accounts.
After the image was restored to the new partition, I rebooted my mini holding down the option key to selected the new Lion partition.
It booted up and I was greeted with the account setup screen.
The pins released easily (Unlike my 1.66 Core Duo).